Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 82, p. 267, 1994
2 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2008
Drafting legal correspondence requires attention to the purpose of the communication, its audience, the message, and the medium. Depending upon the circumstances, a letter or memorandum style may be appropriate, but sometimes oral communication may be preferable. The first sentence of a letter or memo should set forth its purpose. Brevity is especially important in correspondence. The final sentence should summarize the key points or identify the requested action.
Keywords: legal writing, correspondence
JEL Classification: K10
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Sorkin, David E., Letters of the Law. Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 82, p. 267, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1105107